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Butler man suing Butler City, Butler County, and police officers

James Cogley, of Butler, is suing numerous county government agencies along with several decorated police officers after an incident where he claims excessive force was used, along with invasion of privacy. A formal lawsuit was filed on October 10th, and he is seeking restitution.

Cogley has named Butler City, Butler County, and 3 police officers in his lawsuit. Ronald Brown is the Chief of Police for Butler City, he has been named as a defendant according to official court documents. Douglas Mazzanti, a patrol officer and a police officers for the Adams Township Police Department has been named as a second defendant. And Ronald Fundark, a former sergeant who was fired from his position but was able to collect a full pension has been named a third defendant.

Due to policies and procedures, the City of Butler will have to pay the initial $10,000 of court costs for this hearing. Insurance may cover the rest of the costs, otherwise the City of Butler will have to make payments.

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